The Green Ticket
written by Samantha March
published by Marching Ink LLC
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. I thought it was a good story and it kept me interested until the very end. The Green Ticket had a good pace to it and enough action to keep me wanting to finish it.
I connected with a lot of the characters in this book. All of the characters were believable and real. Alex was very well-written. In the beginning, she was a bit naive but she grows up. I respected her final actions and decisions. That took courage and guts. She also turned out to be a great manager…I wasn’t sure at first. I liked that the salon gave her a chance despite not having graduated yet or having any experience. I wish more companies and businesses would take chances like that.
I felt for Dani. She just didn’t want to see what was going on. She seemed to truly care about Alex and wanted to be her friend. Lila, Carmen, Emma, and Hannah were great friends to Alex and each other. They are what I see when I think of a group of girls in college that are so close to one another. Henry was a good boyfriend and a nice match for Alex. Kevin was a class A jerk, womanizer, and creep. I really disliked him. He gave me the heebie-geebies!
I also enjoyed the fact that there was no sex for the main character or most of her friends. Yes, we hear about other sexual escapades…but it isn’t what you think of for college kids. There was some clean romance for Alex and her friends.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a fun read.
Will I read it again: The Green Ticket just may be a book that I revisit at some future time.
About the book – from Goodreads: College junior Alex Abrams scores her dream job at the ripe age of twenty – manager to a successful salon and spa. Thrilled to finally have a real adult job, Alex enthusiastically jumps into the world of schedules, conference calls, and getting a massage when interviewing prospective employees. What she doesn’t expect are the very grown-up issues that comes with a demanding boss. Kevin Dohlman quickly becomes Alex’s worse nightmare – covering up his affairs, dealing with his enormous ego, and trying to protect her female staff from him becomes a full-time job in its own right. Alex has also befriended Kevin’s wife and co-owner, Dani, and is trying to keep Kevin’s secrets hidden from her. The situation only worsens when Kevin starts paying Alex off to make sure she keeps her insider knowledge to herself.
While struggling to keep her wits and stay happy with her new grown-up job, Alex is juggling college courses, a new love interest, and keeping up with her close group of girlfriends. When her roommate and best friend Lila gets offered an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and sign with an agent, Alex realizes her life truly is changing, and everyone around her – including herself – is growing up. Knowing she is faced with some hard decisions ahead, Alex struggles with keeping her job at Blissful. But does she really want to throw away what she dreamed of as a career – or will the secret-keeping for Kevin become too much to handle? The Green Ticket is a story about morals versus money, and how one young woman navigates the shaky line between the two.
Every Free Chance Book Reviews is pleased to welcome Samantha March, author of The Green Ticket, to the blog today. She has prepared the following guest post for all of you.
About the author: Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011, she launched her independent publishing company. Marching Ink, and her debut novel, Destined to Fail. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers.